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Joy Vey

(2015), 25 min.

Concept, choreography, performance, costume design, musical arrangement, translation, and text by Hadar Ahuvia

In Joy Vey, I confront my Zionist legacy and its mythologies by rearranging beloved Israeli folk songs and dances to face the Nakba.

Jewish-American Choreographers Grapple with Zionism and the Nakba - interview in thINKingDANCE

Performed at Catch, Bowery Poetry Club, Glasshouse (NYC); The Whole Shebang and University of the Arts (PA); and Eastport Art Center and SPACE Gallery (ME).

Though our views differ, I thank my parents and grandparents for their willingness to reexamine and reimagine Jewish ritual and culture, and for teaching me to do the same.